Board of Directors

Tim Hookins

Position: 
Chairperson

Tim Hookins has done 8 Hawkesbury Classics, and finished 7. Done the Murray. Done the Fish River Whitewater Marathon in South Africa twice. Done Milnerton to Melkbosstrand and Miller’s Run Ocean Ski events in South Africa. Done Molokai World Surfski Champs in Hawaii. Done the Doctor three times. President of Lane Cove River Kayakers for two terms and was on the Committee for 5 years.

Tony Hystek

Position: 
Vice Chair

After several misguided years, Tony renewed his interest in paddling in 2006 by aiming to complete the Hawkesbury Classic. Something about mid-life … He has been on the board of management of PaddleNSW since its inception in 2008, and keen to see PaddleNSW grow to the all-encompassing paddlers association that the initial philosophy promised.

Andrew Mathers

Andrew looks after the recreational portfolio, and has been kayaking on and off for over since he first did the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic in 1981.  He joined Lane Cove River Kayakers and has since become more actively involved in the sport.

Lynn Parker

I live for paddling - but definitely NOT for racing and competition, unless it's against a whitewater river!  I keep the Board reminded about all things recreational - especially if it involves touring, camping and lots of whitewater. Coming to paddling and the River Canoe Club when the kids could barely walk taught us all to either paddle well or drown.

Tim Ring

Tim is only relatively new to paddling but brings much experience in sporting administration from other sports. He paddles a sea kayak and has recently ventured into paddling a ski, and is a member of Sutherland Shire Canoe Club.  Since taking up paddling in 2010, he has experienced the long paddles of the Murray Marathon, Hawkesbury Classic and Myall Classic, along with several mini marathons and also competes in the Harbour Racing Series.

Chris Thompson

A father who became involved in sport when his eldest son Zachary entered the Beyond Beijing Talent Identification Squad. Has since become a member of Penrith Valley Canoe Club and Slalom Australia (formerly the Slalom Technical Committee). His earliest involvement in paddle sports was in a home made K2 paddling down parts of the Darling River (around Bourke) at the age of about 11.

Val Titov

Since getting hooked on paddling over 10 years ago, Val has completed 9 Hawkesbury Classics, the Murray Marathon, the Hamilton Island 42km outrigger race and a few Chinese New Year dragon boat races.

Office Contact


Email: adminatpaddlensw [dot] org [dot] au
PO Box 6971
Silverwater NSW 2128
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